Thursday Aug 24

Bombshells with The Penelopiad


The Australian idiom is explored in this dynamic presentation of poetry and song. Couched in an historical narrative that moves from the transportation era to the present this collection of Australian voices express a variety of experiences both linguistically and culturally.

YHYear 11-12

Unit 4 Area of Study 1 – Reading and comparing texts

Pairing 6: Bombshells by Joanna Murray-Smith and The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
by exclusive arrangement with Joanna Murray-Smith

Monologues from Bombshells are compared and contrasted with passages from The Penelopiad in a performance that helps students gain a deeper understanding of the ideas, issues and themes of both texts.

The varied voices and writing styles of the play and novel give us an excellent opportunity to examine the similarities and differences in perspectives and values.

In this performance and consider the role of women from contrasting periods, conventional stereotypes and the realities of women’s lives, and how self-analysis and the inner world compares with the demands and responses to the outer world.

This program is developed in consultation with CWTC's Teacher Advisory Group and is followed by a post show Q & A.

Show duration: 90 minutes 

Tour dates:
Term 3: Monday 31 July - Friday 11 August, 2017

Requirements: Minimum performance space required:     6m x 6m
Set up time:                  60 mins
Bump out time:           20 mins
Other:                           Access to power

Groups over 120 student: $16.00 per student

Groups under 120 students: $1920.00 minimum performance fee
Smaller school groups - please contact our office to discuss options/arrangements to join up with another school group.
All prices include gst
Cancellation fee applies